Tag Archives: great-art

Chalk Art

Wonderful story, wonderful illustration, wonderful quotes. A Couple Of Anonymous Students Sneak Into a Classroom Every Week And Blow Everyone’s Mind – The Meta Picture.

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How to paint Easter eggs

A link to creating natural dyes for Easter eggs like these. How to paint Easter eggs | Russia Beyond The Headlines.

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Abstract City

Christoph Niemann’s Abstract City columns have been bound into a book.  I don’t often buy new books anymore, but I may have to save my pennies for this one.  His art is witty, beautiful and fabulous. The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer – Steven Heller – Entertainment – […]

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Gorey Messages

I used to be a champion letter-writer back in the day (though in a quantity not quality sense), but never thought about “defacing” my envelopes with art.  Too Canadian, I guess.  I’m kicking myself for the lost opportunities, now. It’s no secret we’re big fans of Edward Gorey’s, mid-century illustrator of the macabre, whose work […]

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Brooklyn Bridge, Erika Klein

Watching Ken Burns’ Brooklyn Bridge, where a brief shot of this fantastic, cubist-y drawing was featured. Sadly, NO record of it is on the net except this tiny reproduction by the Art Institute of Chicago, where it’s held off-display. There’s not much about the artist on Wikipedia, either.

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Ned Kahn: Portfolio: Wind

http://www.nedkahn.com/wind.html I stumbled across Ned Kahn’s sculptural architecture whilst searching for Roland Flexner’s work. He creates buildings that interact with the elements (wind, specifically, in these cases) to provide the illusion of a living, breathing building. I don’t care how good the collection at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is, I’d wager none of it holds […]

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http://www.rolandflexner.com/Bubbles2.htm Roland Flexner makes “Pop art” at its most literal: India ink and soap bubbles, allowed to pop, create visuals akin to mini-planets. I found an exhibit of these in the Albright-Knox, and was captivated with them even before reading how they’d been created. Luckily, another artist’s description of how messy the process is dissuaded […]

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Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted (12 pics) – My Modern Metropolis

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/van-goghs-paintings-get Tilt-shifting classic Van Gogh paintings. A fun idea and well executed, to boot.

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Dark Roasted Blend: Propaganda Posters of World War Two

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2010/08/propaganda-posters-of-world-war-two.html There’s a block, from Riding with Hitler to Sow for Victory, that should be officially re-propagandized for our modern times. I think this generation (myself included) could stand to learn what even a modicum of self-sacrifice feels like.

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Bio-Diversity – NYTimes.com

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/bio-diversity/ Unbelievably squee, terribly witty. Oh, to have this person’s imagination, not to mention backyard.

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